baked ziti 


Baked Ziti is a flavorful and filling meal that's surprisingly easy to make. But most baked ziti recipes make a large portion, so you may find yourself with more than you can eat at once.

You can feel good about making a big pan of baked ziti because leftovers will make feeding hungry people later easy!

Don't know about this popular family dish that can feed a small tribe? Baked Ziti is an Italian-American casserole dish featuring ziti pasta  with a marinara sauce that might have meat in it. 

Similiar to lasagna, but different. This casserole-style pasta dish is then baked in the oven to create a cheesy, melty, and filling comfort food!

Planning on finishing off the leftover ziti in the next few days? Then add it to the fridge in an airtight container or top with aluminum foil. It'll be good 4-5 days.

Baked ziti freezes really well. Be sure it's airtight in a container. If you're using plastic wrap, use a second layer of aluminum foil over that. Be sure to date it so you know when it was placed in the freezer. It'll be good 3 months. 

OVEN Reheat your baked ziti in the oven. If it's frozen, let it sit in the fridge 24-48 hours before you plan to heat it. If you're using glass, let it sit on the counter first so it doesn't break by reheating too quickly. 

OVEN CONT'D Cover the pan with foil to trap moisture in and reheat at 350. If it was originally frozen, let it bake an hour. If it was refrigerated, let it bake 35 min.

MICROWAVE Add the slice of ziti to a plate and cover with a paper towel to keep moisture in. Heat on medium power for 5 minutes. If its been in the fridge for 24 hours, it should be warmed through. 

MICROWAVE CONT'D If the slice was only refrigerated and not frozen, it should be heated through at 2-3 minutes. If it is still chilly, add it back in for 30 second intervals until heated to the temperature you like. 

Assemble baked ziti ahead of time, and store it in the fridge without baking. Remove it from the refrigerator, let it come to room temperature (if using a glass baking dish) and bake.